COUNCILLOR HUGH SMYTH                                                                               (June 2008)

 

Progressive Unionist Party

 

Elected as Councillor to represent the Shankill Ward in May 1972.

Elected as Councillor to represent Area E in May 1973.

Re-elected as Councillor to represent Court Electoral Area in May 1977, May 1981, May 1985, May 1989, May 1993, May 1997, June 2001 and May 2005.

 

Appointed as Alderman in June 1978, June 1985, June 1989 and June 1993.

 

Elected Deputy Lord Mayor in June 1983 and June 1993.

 

Appointed Lord Mayor in June 1994.

 

Awarded O.B.E.  New Year’s Honours January 1996

 

Elected to Northern Ireland Forum - Regional List - in May 1996.

 

Elected Deputy Lord Mayor in June 2001.

 

 

 

Council 1969-73

 

            Committees/Sub-Committees

 

            Improvement (1972/73)

            Libraries (1972/73)

            Town Planning (1972/73)

            Welfare (1972/73)

 

Council 1973-77

 

            Committees/Sub-Committees

 

            Town Planning & Environmental Health (1973-76)

            Town Planning (1976-77)

            Technical Services (1976-77)

 

            Outside Bodies

 

            1973 -75 - Belfast Education & Library Board

 

 

Council 1977-81

 

            Committees/Sub-Committees

 

            Town Planning (Chairman - 1979-80)

            General Purposes & Finance Committee (1979-81)

            Technical Services


Council 1981-85

 

            Committees/Sub-Committees

 

            General Purposes & Finance (Development) Sub-Committee  (1983-85)

            Town Planning

            General Purposes & Finance (Conference/Concert Hall) Sub-Committee (1983-85)

               (Chairman - 1985-85)

            General Purposes & Finance (Staffs) Sub-Committee (1983-84)

            Appeal Panel (1983)

 

            Outside Bodies

 

            Belfast City Marathon Ltd (September 1983) 

            Housing Benefits Review Panel (November 1983)

            Belfast Co-ordinating Committee (Urban Programme Working Group) (19840

 

           

Council 1985-89

 

            Committees/Sub-Committees

 

            Health, Markets & Meat Plant (1987-88)

            Housing Liaison (1985)

            Town Planning (Chairman - 1987-88)

 

            Outside Bodies

 

            Fire Authority for Northern Ireland

 

 

Council 1989-93

 

            Committees/Sub-Committees

 

            Town Planning                                                                                                                 

            General Purpose & Finance Committee

            General Purpose & Finance (Staffs) Sub-Committee (Chairman)

            General Purpose & Finance (Conference/Concert Hall) Sub-Committee

            General Purpose & Finance (Development) Sub-Committee

            Health, Markets & Meat Plant

            Housing Liaison (1989-90)

 

            Outside Bodies

 

            Fire Authority for Northern Ireland


Council 1993-97

 

            Committees/Sub-Committees

 

            Town Planning Committee (Chairman - June 1993 - June 1994)

            Contract Services Committee (1993/94)

            Policy & Resources (CHAMPS) Sub-Committee

            Policy & Resources (Development) Sub-Committee (1993-94)

            Policy & Resources Committee (January - June 1994)

            Housing Liaison Committee (1993-94)

            Health & Environmental Services Committee (1995-97)

            Client (Leisure) Sub-Committee (June 1995 - May 1997)

            Client (Parks & Amenities) Sub-Committee (June 1995 - May 1997)

            Policy & Resources (Personnel) Sub-Committee (June 1996 - May 1997)

 

            Outside Bodies

 

            Northern Ireland Housing Council (June 1993 - June 1994)

            Northern Ireland Joint Councils

            Belfast City Partnership Board

 

 

Council 1997-2001

 

            Committees/Sub-Committees

 

            Health & Environmental Services Committee 

            Town Planning Committee (Chairman 1997/99) 

            Policy & Resources (Personnel) Sub-Committee (Chairman 2000/01) 

            Client (Waterfront Hall Board) 1997/99 

            Policy & Resources (Members) Sub-Committee 1998/01 

            Policy & Resources Committee 1998/01 

            Development (Tourism & Promotion of Belfast) Sub-Committee 1998/01

            Development (Economic Development) Sub-Committee 1998/00 

            Policy & Resources (Finance, Administration & Information Systems) Sub-Committee

               1999/01 

            Client (Parks & Amenities) Sub-Committee 1999/01 

 

            Outside Bodies

 

            Community Work Programme Regional Partnership Board (City West)

            Laganside Corporation

            Greater Shankill Partnership Board


Council 2001- 2005

 

            Committees/Sub-Committees

 

            Policy & Resources Committee

            Health & Environmental Services Committee

            Town Planning Committee

            Policy & Resources (Members) Sub-Committee

            Policy & Resources (Personnel) Sub-Committee

            Client Services (Parks & Amenities) Sub-Committee

            Development (Tourism & Promotion of Belfast Sub-Committee)

             

            Outside Bodies

 

            Belfast District Policing Partnership

            Belfast District Policing Partnership North Belfast Sub Group

            Belfast District Policing Partnership West Belfast Sub Group

            Woodvale Community Centre Committee

            Investment Belfast Limited

            Northern Ireland Local Government Association

            Greater Shankill Partnership Board

 

Council 2005-2009

 

Committees/Sub-Committees

 

Policy and Resources Committee

Development Committee

Town Planning Committee

Members Sub-Committee

Personnel Sub-Committee

Housing Liaison Committee

Economic Development Sub-Committee

 

Membership of Committees post new Governance Arrangements

(June 2007)

 

Licensing Committee

Strategic Policy and Resources Committee (from September 2007 – May 2009)

Town Planning Committee

 

Outside Bodies

 

Belfast Visitor and Convention Bureau Limited

DPP West Belfast Sub-Group

Greater Shankill Partnership Board

Titanic Forum